Alumni Interviews at Reunion

June 9, 2012
Alumni at Reunion
Carousel Design with Questions
Howard Fero and Carolyn Behan Kraus
15 Participants

1. Why Albertus?

Top Responses

  • Local
  • Small campus
  • Small class sizes
  • Traditions
  • Serving the diverse needs of students and candidates
  • Why not!
  • People at Albertus look out for students; if someone doesn't come to class someone will reach out to find out why
  • Value in high quality education

2. How can we bring greater attention to, and awareness of, what we do here at Albertus?

Top Responses
  • Alumni represent the school via word of mouth, college fairs, advertising
  • Reach out to middle school students about Albertus and the value of education
  • Success stories of Albertus alumni

3. If you were going to give $2 million to the College, for what would you give it - and why?

Top Responses
  • People on campus know what's needed most
  • Spend for education, not new buildings
  • Scholarships
  • Study abroad programs so our students will become more international and this will bring greater awareness to the College
  • PhD programs in strong departments to bring alumni back for their doctoral degrees
  • Support interactive online programs with increased faculty/student interactions
  • To get word out to alumni about events and programs

4. What is the primary reason that someone should enroll at Albertus?

Top Responses
  • Small community
  • Quality education
  • "Where everyone knows your name"
  • Part of a family here
  • Strong tradition of academic excellence
  • Strong tradition of a welcoming environment

All Responses (Raw Data. Note: Each Asterisk (*) represents a checkmark showing agreement by others in the group)

1. Why Albertus?
  • Beautiful Surroundings! **
  • Accommodating all types of
  • Loving Environment
  • students **
  • Financial Assistance *
  • Stability
  • Academic Excellence ***
  • Ease of evening scheduling after working full time all day ***
  • Traditional and nontraditional approach ****
  • Traditions - Make them and partake ****
  • Tradition of honor
  • Why not? *
  • Smaller classes, you are a person, not a number
  • Atmosphere created by Julia McNamara

2. How can we bring greater attention to, and awareness of, what we do here at Albertus?
  • College Fair ***
  • Better commercials on TV- not the generic actors but utilize real students/alumni *
  • More articles in news (newspapers/internet news/tv) about AMC students' community service *
  • Student involvement in community activities (ambassador of College) *
  • Advertising **
  • Social networking **
  • School visits **
  • Word of mouth **
  • Testimonials **
  • Networking events **
  • Upgrading AMC website for further interaction **
  • Have alumni attend H.S. career fairs **
  • Use alumni in TV commercials (reference the UMASS commercial in Massachusetts TV)
  • Participate at job fairs

3. If you were going to give $2 million to the College, for what would you give it - and why? 
  • Nursing Program **
  • Scholarships ******
  • Study abroad programs (even mini sessions like two weeks) ***
  • PhD Programs - Bring Albertus Alum back on campus ***
  • Athletics
  • Overall internships (possibly paid)
  • Overall updates to campus **
  • Connect with CT teachers *
  • Faculty grants *
  • Health care program

4. What is the primary reason that someone should enroll at Albertus? 

  • Small community *****
  • Obtain a quality education ****
  • Where everyone knows and remembers your name *****
  • Growing diversity **
  • Dedicated staff and alumni *
  • Expanding programs **
  • Flexibility of programs to accommodate challenges along with rich heritage of scholarship and academic excellence ***
  • Athletics *
  • Beautiful campus *
  • Caters to all ages
  • Dedicated faculty


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